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Amanda Bynes

Parents to Judge:

She's Gonna Hurt Herself Bad, UNLESS ...

7/26/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Amanda Bynes' parents will tell a judge today ... the actress is in serious danger and could cause physical harm to herself ... and that's why they want to take control over her life, TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the family tell us ... Amanda's parents will be in court this morning with their attorney, Tamar Arminak ....asking the judge to create a temporary conservatorship for their 27-year-old daughter.

Here's what her parents must prove: 

1) Amanda does not have the ability to provide for her own physical health --  along with food, clothing and shelter

We're told her parents will use the gasoline fire in Thousand Oaks, which singed her clothes and caused damage to a home, as the centerpiece of their argument that she's in imminent danger of physically harming herself.

2) Amanda cannot make sound financial judgements

Amanda's parents will argue her mental illness makes her unfit to protect her life savings.

3) They can provide a stable home for their daughter

We're told Amanda's parents will tell the judge ... they're prepared for Amanda to move into their Thousand Oaks home and they will provide all necessary care.

FYI -- Amanda owns two properties, but they're both leased out.  She's lived in several hotels and apartment buildings ... but she's been thrown out of almost every one due to her erratic behavior. 

4) There are no realistic alternatives to a conservatorship

We're told Amanda's parents will argue she's suffering from schizophrenia but will not seek treatment because she doesn't believe she has an illness -- even though she acknowledges there's a "good Amanda" and a "bad Amanda."  They believe the only way to keep her safe is to provide round-the-clock care.

If the judge grants the temporary conservatorship, we're told the parents will immediately petition the court to make the conservatorship PERMANENT ... ala Britney Spears.   The judge would then set a date for a full-blown hearing and appoint a lawyer to rep Amanda.

Today's hearing is set for 8:30 AM PT -- so stay tuned.



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Her parents look like creeps. No wonder she is so messed up.

423 days ago

kerri matuszak    

i hoped she was just going through a crazy phaze ,,,very sad,, Her parents must be beside themselves!

423 days ago


I'm glad Amanda is getting the help she obviously needs, and I hope the judge grants a permanent conservatorship. But my question is, how do you dispense anti psych med's to an adult child that doesn't want to take them because they don't believe they're schizo? It's not like you're going to force them down her throat. I've always wondered about that.

423 days ago


This is a very sad illness. This illness even causes patients to have both visual and auditory hallucinations even when taking the proper medications. Many psychiatric patients take what is called a "holliday" from their psych meds, causing them to relapse and go back in to a full blown psychosis. 'Kim'is absolutely % 100 correct when she says that one cannot FORCE psyche meds down an adult child's throat! .....If anything Amanda (and I really hate to say this) is going to attack and injur one of her parents.....If not both! .....They really need to sleep with 'one eye open'....Maybe they should also invest in a stun gun.....Her father looks like he can hold his own, but her mother would be a target for certain. ..Schizophrenia seems to be (in my opinion) just one issue that is being delt with right now concerning Amanda Bynes, their are other issues with her..................

422 days ago


Sad story. Hope she gets her ct together. She's a beautiful girl with lots of talent. Just a star who got lost in touch with reality

422 days ago
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